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July 29, 2015

(Innovative Interfaces, Inc.) Innovative announced that it has signed an agreement with WILS, a non-profit membership organization in Wisconsin that facilitates cost-effective and time-saving collaborations statewide. This new partnership makes SkyRiver, Innovative’s cataloging utility that enables staff to process new materials more quickly and accurately than ever before, more readily available to WILS’ library members.

July 23, 2015

(Innovative Interfaces, Inc.) Innovative announced that Manatee County Library Public Library System in Florida has selected the Polaris ILS. Winner of the 2013 Florida Library Association Library Innovation Award, MCLPLS circulates over 3 million items a year and holds nearly 500,000 items. They will migrate from a Horizon system provided by SirsiDynix.

July 22, 2015

(Innovative Interfaces, Inc.) Innovative announced today that over 100 libraries went live on the Sierra Library Services Platform or the Polaris ILS just in the month of June. The 15 library systems include academic and public institutions in Australia, Europe, North America, and South Africa.

July 20, 2015

(Innovative Interfaces, Inc.) Innovative announced that Downey City Library (CA) has selected the Polaris ILS. Along with this selection, the Library will be installing Polaris Leap, the new responsive Web client that provides key public services workflows to library staff through a browser. The Library holds over 130,000 items and will be migrating from a Horizon system provided by SirsiDynix.

(Innovative Interfaces, Inc.) Innovative announced the publication of survey results from over 4,000 library users at seven academic libraries in the UK. “We Love the Library, but We Live on the Web” - Findings around how academic library users view online resources and services (2015) reports on how online users interact with library-related services and what the key challenges are for libraries to meet these expectations.

July 7, 2015

(Innovative Interfaces, Inc.) Innovative announced that Gold Coast City Libraries selected a complete suite of library technology solutions from the company, including the Sierra Library Services Platform, Encore Discovery, and Vital digital asset management system. In a recent year, GCCL users borrowed 6.5 million items from a collection of a million physical items and nearly 100,000 digital titles. GCCL is migrating from a Symphony system provided by SirsiDynix.

July 2, 2015

(Innovative Interfaces, Inc.) Innovative announced that initial implementation of the Republic of Ireland’s public library authorities are now live with the Sierra Library Services Platform. Six of the 30 authorities - Dublin City, Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown, Fingal, Kildare, South Dublin, and Wexford - serve approximately 35% of the total population of Ireland through more than 80 branch libraries and mobile libraries.

June 25, 2015

(Innovative Interfaces, Inc.) Innovative announced that over 600 library systems have now selected the Sierra Library Services Platform. This group includes academic and public libraries in the Arabian Peninsula, Asia, Australia, Ireland, New Zealand, North America, the Middle East, and the UK. When initially released, Library Journal called the rapid adoption of Sierra 'unprecedented' and the strong adoption of this new LSP continues into 2015.

(Innovative Interfaces, Inc.) Innovative announced that Malaysia Institute for Research in Youth Development has selected Virtua. A national research center under the Ministry of Youth and Sports, the library has approximately 2,000 items in its collection and this is its first library-automation system.

June 24, 2015

(Innovative Interfaces, Inc.) Innovative announced a new service which simplifies a library’s publication of Linked Data records dramatically, reducing the time and effort for libraries to reveal their collections to the Web and contribute learning to the LibHub Initiative. The new Output Data for Libhub Service extracts library records from the database of any Innovative ILS or Service Platform (Sierra, Polaris ILS, Virtua, or Millennium) and formats them for transformation to Linked Data vocabularies including BIBFRAME and schema.org to ultimately publish and find on the Web. The new service, which is available as a one-time full database output with optional monthly updates, removes any barriers of staffing or time and makes it easier for libraries to take part in the Linked Data initiative. Library records are output in MARC/XML for sending to Zepheira. Zepheira transforms the records to BIBFRAME and publishes them to the Web, where their presence and formatting makes them accessible to search engines. Search results can then bring the user directly into the originating catalog, at the record level.

May 29, 2015

(Innovative Interfaces, Inc.) Innovative announced that Elgin County Library in Ontario, Canada has selected the Sierra Library Services Platform and will migrate from a Symphony system provided by SirsiDynix. The library offers approximately 220,000 items in print and electronic formats to its community

May 18, 2015

(Innovative Interfaces, Inc.) Innovative announced that Middlesex County Library in Ontario, Canada has selected the Sierra Library Services Platform and will migrate from a Symphony system provided by SirsiDynix. MCL has just over 200,000 items in its collection and covers a geographic area of over 1,000 square miles.

April 30, 2015

(Innovative Interfaces, Inc.) Innovative announced today that Fletcher Free Library in Burlington, VT has selected the Polaris ILS. The library contains 143,000 items and circulated nearly 400,000 items in 2014. The Library will be migrating from a Symphony system provided by SirsiDynix.

April 27, 2015

(Innovative Interfaces, Inc.) Innovative announced that the Polaris ILS is now available as a solution for libraries in Australia and New Zealand. Innovative has been a provider of library technology to the region for decades and will leverage this expertise for its new Polaris ILS customers.

April 15, 2015

(Innovative Interfaces, Inc.) Innovative announced that Sierra Library Services Platform 2.0 is in general release, including enhancements that make the staff experience more powerful and intuitive. All of Sierra’s key functional areas have been updated, including acquisitions, cataloging, resource sharing, and reports. Library staff will find that index searching with the Sierra Desktop application is more robust. The release also introduces a set of collection-development reports that enable consortia members to make more informed acquisitions decisions.

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